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200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Sasha Marianna Salzmann was born in Volgograd, Russia. In 1995, she emigrated to Germany, where she studied literature, theatre and media at the University of Hildesheim, and screenwriting at the Berlin University of the Arts. An award-winning dramatist and essayist, she was editor of Freitext– a German culture-and-society magazine – from 2002 to 2013. Salzmann became artistic director of Studio R, at Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theatre, in 2013. She co-founded the New Institute for Dramatic Writing in 2014, with the goal of encouraging debate by bringing the social importance of the arts back into the public consciousness.